Secondary Principal

Our secondary principal specialist program requires 61 credit hours and fulfills the standards established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for secondary principals. Practical aspects of the principalship are emphasized, and a research component is required. Click on this link to apply -> How to Appy

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The following 30 hours of coursework are required for completion:

Required 700-level courses - 30 hours (Add Educational Administration courses are taught Missouri State Direct, live interactive technology)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
EAD 751 Foundations of Educational Leadership 3 hrs
EAD 752 The Secondary School Principal 3 hrs
EAD 780 Administration of Instructional Programs 3 hrs
EAD 781 Organizational Management 3 hrs
EAD 772 Internship- On Site - Part 1 1 hr
EAD 782 Internship-On Site - Part 2 1 hr
EAD 783 Internship-Related Agencies 1 hr
EAD 784  Multicultural Issues Involving Human Relations and Collaborative Processes 3 hrs
EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Schooling 3 hrs
EAD 786 School Supervision and Performance Enhancements 3 hrs
EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs 3 hrs

EAD 746         



SEC 701

Curriculum for Secondary Principals


Secondary School Curriculum

3 hrs

Advanced Level Courses (hours must include the following 2 courses and advisor approval for the remaining 12 hours)  18 hours

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
EAD 861  Human Relations 3 hrs
EAD 863 Curriculum Design and Evaluation 3 hrs

Research Sequence  9 hours

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours

EAD 788 



SFR 780            


Action Research in Educational Leadership


Educational Research Methodology                                          

3 hrs

EAD 895


SFR 890

Research in Administrative Practices


Field Research and Evaluation

3 hrs
EAD 860 Field Study 3 hrs
  Special Topics (EAD 870 or other courses with Advisor approval) 4 hrs
  Total (Minimum) 61 hrs